Riesling Clos Häuserer 2013

Riesling Clos Häuserer 2013

Medium Sweet WIne
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Technical presentation

Bottling : August 2015
Acquired alcohol : 12°
Residual sugar : 23.0 g/l
Total acidity : 5.5 g/l H2S04
pH : 3.0
Yield : 29 hl/ha
Optimum tasting : 2017-2033+
Average age of vines : 40 years
Terroir : Clos Hauserer
Sweetness index : 3
Soil : Calcareous Marl from the Oligocene period, Colluvium, East facing, Very gentle slope

Description of the wine Riesling Clos Häuserer 2013

The Clos Häuserer is located at the bottom of the Hengst hillside in the village of Wintzenheim. This little Clos was created by my father Léonard in 1973, the year he replanted this vineyard. Not being able to give it the real name of the area (because part of the GC Hengst), it was named after the small road adjacent to the vineyard: Häusererweg (the ‘road to the houses’). The Clos Häuserer enjoys big climate variations (hot and cold) which are only slowly transferred to the roots, as the soil is very deep and rich in marl. The first wine was produced in 1975 from young vines, and since then this Clos has been extremely consistent in quality. The 2013 fermented very slowly, due to some high acidity and higher ripeness.

Riesling Clos Häuserer 2013

Tasting notes

03/2015 : The wine was fermented for a very long time but finally settled on a semi-dry balance, probably due to the influence of the very acidic vintage. The color is now pale yellow and bright. Very pure nose showing ripe fruit aromas but also some stony mineral notes (flint). Elegant and delicate palate, the sweetness is beautifully balanced by the structure of the wine and leaves a fresh finish.